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    Just noticed about the TWINUI thing.

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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
    Added!
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    Google App for Windows 8
    ms-windows-store:PDP?PFN=GoogleInc.GoogleSearch_yfg5n0ztvskxp
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Google added under Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Confirmed: Works on Firefox.
    Attachment 16115
    This doesn't happen for me; instead, I get abruptly thrown off the desktop and into the Windows store app any time I get anywhere near one of those funny URLs. At least when Apple wants to do this, Firefox shows a similar dialog, asking essentially whether I really I want to fire up iTunes, and giving me an opportunity to decline, but Microsoft apparently doesn't - at least, not on any of the Win8 machines I have access to. Sorry, Microsoft, but when I'm browsing, I generally want to do it in a browser - and I'd prefer to stay out of the Windows store except when I'm actually downloading an app. In reading the source code for these obnoxious pages, I can see the special "ms-windows-store:" URLs, but I can't find any easy way to configure these machines regarding how and whether to react to these URLs. There apparently is a registry entry for this...

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ProtocolExecute\ms-windows-store]
    "WarnOnOpen"=dword:00000000

    ...but I don't have permission to edit it, and can't figure out how to get it - and furthermore, even if I do find a way to edit this setting, I'm not all that sure that it's really going to do what I think it's intended to do. Can someone more knowledgeable clue me in?
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    In view of the interest in the thread, it obviously has a deal of use. I have probably missed the connection ( very possible!), but I seems like a sledgehammer to crack a nut? - But that's just me!
    I do the same as Jimbo, which seems a logical way.
    But the store can be so narrowed down in 8.1, that it is probably coming down to almost the same thing. Select your option (Entertainment?), right click the store window and select your next option from the top, "Top Free", for example, and you are narrowed down to the categories you want to examine.
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